Bua backs VKB dig­i­tal move

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The prov­ince of Bua sup­ports the dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of the Reg­is­ter of Na­tive Land Own­ers (Vola-Ni-Kawa-Bu­laVKB). Speak­ing to the Fiji Sun, Wain­unu chief the Turaga Na Tui Wain­unu, Ratu Orisi Baleitavea, said the Bua Pro­vin­cial Coun­cil meet­ing was told by the rep­re­sen­ta­tives of the Min­istry of the iTaukei Af­fairs of the change. Ratu Orisi said the VKB was like a bible to the iTaukei peo­ple. The dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of the VKB would mean that peo­ple would eas­ily ac­cess all the in­for­ma­tion about them. He said in vil­lages, there were many de­bates like landown­er­ship and chiefly ti­tles dis­putes and some other mat­ters. “With the dig­i­tal­i­sa­tion of the VKB the is­sues could be eas­ily re­solved in­stead of wait­ing for an of­fi­cial from the Na­tive Lands Com­mis­sion,” he said. He said the prov­ince had been up­dated on the work and they were happy that it was near com­ple­tion. The roles of the VKB are as fol­lows: Reg­is­tra­tion of iTaukei landown­ers into the Reg­is­ter of Na­tive Landown­ers [Vola-Ni-Kawa-Bula] in ac­cor­dance with MP.4089126; Re­newal of Reg­is­ters by re­typ­ing, check­ing and bind­ing; Up­dat­ing Pro­vin­cial and of­fice copies; Trans­fer of names; Up­dat­ing of ag­natic fam­ily reg­is­ters; Pro­vi­sion of in­for­ma­tion re­lat­ing to VKB mat­ters. Edited by Naisa Koroi

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